::::: Hibernation, according to MS:
::::: saves your session, and shuts off the computer; as
::::: opposed to Not saving your session, and shutting off
::::: computer, I suppose.
::::: I haven't "shut down" 1st.
::::: I have been putting my computer into Hibernation,
::::: and turning off the Surge protector [for weeks now].
::::: One way or the other, the computer is shut off,
::::: and when both are turned on, I have my restored
::::: programs. So, Hibernation does not need power [at least
::::: with Windows 7].
::::: I just want to know if the computer is ok [protected]
::::: with the Suppressor off.
:::: MS doesn't recommend turning off the power to the PC.
::: Where does that link say that? Inwhich link it offers?
::: All I see is:
:: That's my question too.
::: Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily
::: for laptops. While
:: Maybe so, but it works great for desktops. If you have
:: multiple programs open and running, you don't have to go
:: start them again. It even restarts cmd .bat files that
:: were running. It picks up just where you left off.
:: Many people will have to actually close windows every 3 or
:: 4 days, some earlier, some later, but I've been going
:: about 4 days lately.
:: Once in a while, you have to actually close windows and
:: restart it because the MS Tuesday downloads usually need
:: you to close windows to finish installing them, and other
:: software may require that too. Also, If you start to run
:: out of RAM, you'll have to close. Some programs still
:: don't fully release the ram they use and after a few days,
:: you can run out. Or if the computer slows down for no
:: identifeied reason, restarting will often get it back to
:: the regular speed.
:: I've always been able to restart from Hibernate in winxp,
:: but have on occasion in win98 had problems restarting from
:: Standby. Since I alwway save my work, I can turn the
:: computer off while in Standby and I've lost no work, but I
:: have to restart all the programs. (And the 10 year old, 4
:: versions old version of Agent I use only remembers that
:: one ng was open. If I used version 6, it would remember
:: all of them even with a cold start)
:: I did have to buy a newer video card for 20 or 30 dollars
:: to get Standby and Hibernate to work, but the one I had
:: was about 10 years old.
::: sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a
::: small amount of power,
:: Sleep, or Standby, has the disadvantage that if the
:: computer gets unplugged, or if a laptop battery runs down,
:: everything that was in memory is forgotten. This would
:: inslude a modiefied file that hasn't been saved. Or a
:: bat file that was running.
::: hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your
::: hard disk,
::: and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving
::: states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of
:: It uses none, afaik, except the battery that powers the
:: clock and retains values in the BIOS, adnd you're right,
:: the power needed to let wake-from work, but that's used
:: even when the computer is off, unless maybe one disables
:: wake from.
::: On a laptop, use hibernation
::: when you know that you won't use your laptop for an
::: extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge
::: the battery during that time.
::: They don't say so, but that's the same state as if you
::: did a Shut Down. Things like "Wake from LAN", "wake from
::: USB device", etc, are still possible. As long as the PC
::: has power, those things are possible. To eliminate those
::: possibilities, you must actually remove power from the PC
::: plug, and can be done while a machine is IN hibernation.
::: Everything it needs to come out of hibernation is stored
::: in the registry and on-disk. Nothing resides in memory
::: that's needed with Hibernation. You can kill the power
::: from the surge protector and nothing untoward wll happen;
::: I do it all the time when I have several windows open and
::: things in process. When I come back, it goes to the hard
::: drive and resets everything back exactly as it was when
::: it Hibernated (and power was removed from the PC if that
::: occurred). Just be certain Hibernation is complete before
::: you kill power. And assuming you have sufficient space
::: allocated to Hibernate too.
:: I had hibernate as far back as win 3.1, I think it was,
:: but it had a different name and came from a 3rd party. I
:: bought it at a hamfest but didn't, couldn't really use it
:: because it took so long to copy my ram to the harddrive
:: and back. Later MS bought it from the author (or maybe
:: stole it and paid him something when he sued, who knows?)
Hibernation is "OFF". The ONLY things that won't work if you remove all
power are things like wake-on-LAN and such. Literally everything you were
working on goes to the hard drive. Once it's written to the drive, there is
no need to power it. THAT is why it was orginally intended for laptops & the
Instead of guessing and posting misinformation, why not go research it
first, so you have a good post and increase your credbility?